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Library Director – Robert A. Fahr Watervliet Public Library

Robert A. Fahr Watervliet Public Library
1501 Broadway # 1, 
Watervliet, NY 12189

The Robert A. Fahr Watervliet Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with a strong commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director to continue growth and maximize the positive impact the library has in the community.  An Association public library serving a user population of approximately 10,000, the Library is governed by a seven-member board of trustees. In 2015 the Library opened a fully renovated and expanded 3,700 sq. ft. facility that boasts a dedicated space for youth collections and services, an adult reading room, and a digital learning center.  With the newly renovated facilities, the library experienced a significant increase in Library circulation, visits, and program attendance.  Building on this success the Library asked the Watervliet community to vote on an annual funding budget of $150,000.00 which was overwhelmingly approved. 

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. Duties include collection, service, and program planning and management; collaboration with the board on the yearly budget; daily budget oversight; supervision of staff and volunteers; customer service; marketing, public relations, and community outreach; implementation of technology to enhance library services, fundraising, and grant writing.  

The position is scheduled to work 35 hours per week, with predominantly weekday hours and occasional Saturday hours to support library programs and events.  The position requires an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited university AND a minimum of 1-year post-MLS experience managing a public library or major library services.  

The ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, familiarity with current library technologies, and a positive and professional attitude. The candidate should show an aptitude to work alongside the board to reach agreed-upon goals for the betterment of the library community and evolve programs and library collection based on what library patrons and the board views as important services to maintain in the library. Demonstrated experience in the library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, budgeting, and facility management is also highly desirable.  Fundraising and grant writing experience will be considered a plus. 

The Library Director’s annual salary will be $40,000 to $45,000 based on the selected candidate’s skills and experience. The package also includes paid vacation and sick time and health benefits are negotiable. 

All interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to submit an application.  To apply please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to The review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. 

Posted 11/7

Library Section Supervisor/Interlibrary Loan Coordinator – The River Campus Libraries of the University of Rochester

The River Campus Libraries of the University of Rochester
755 Library Rd
Rochester, NY 14627

The River Campus Libraries (RCL) of the University of Rochester (UR) seek a creative and collaborative Interlibrary Loan Coordinator to support Patron Services operations and ensure consistent and high-quality services across RCL. The incumbent is responsible for Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services, with supervisory duties for 2 FTE and additional student staff. 

The Coordinator manages the ILL system and designs the workflows that enable UR Libraries to locate, obtain, and provide access to physical and digital resources from libraries around the world. As part of this work, this role collaborates with the Director, Service Strategies to shape the future direction of ILL services for the university. 

The Interlibrary Loan Coordinator also assists the Director, Service Strategies with service design projects and the coordination of interdepartmental teams supporting RCL service offerings to UR faculty and students. 

Areas of Responsibility

Leadership and Management: Interlibrary Loan and Patron Services 40% 

Planning and Assessment 30% 

Parton Services Service Support 20%

Miscellaneous Duties 10% 

Required Qualifications & Competencies: 



Time Status: Full-time (exempt), 40 hours per week 

Application Instructions: All applicants must apply online at Click here to apply for this position. When applying, please upload a resume and cover letter as one PDF document. 
Posted 11/10

Executive Director - The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
5110 Jamesville Rd,
Jamesville, NY 13078

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is seeking an exceptional librarian to serve as its Executive Director.  With a beautiful new library building constructed in 2017, the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is transforming lives through opportunities for collaboration, experiential learning, and creative discovery.  

CLD&J is an independent member of the Onondaga County Public Library System and serves over 16,000 people in the engaged communities of DeWitt and Jamesville, NY. CLD&J has an operating budget of over $1.5 million, a staff of 20 FTE, and yearly circulation of over 275,000. The library’s new building features a number of meeting and study rooms, comfortable seating with views, spacious children’s activity area, maker-space, teen room, and art gallery.  

CLD&J also has a beautiful and unique outdoor area that supports activities and workshops that inform patrons about nature, the local environment, conservation, preservation, gardening, and the beauty of the outdoors. With its “Discovery To Go” collection of child-friendly STEM-related equipment and resources, its award-winning Digital Production workshops for teens, and innovative programs for homeschooling families and older adults, CLD&J enriches the lives of all community residents while retaining traditional library collections and friendly, personalized service.

DeWitt and Jamesville are located just outside the City of Syracuse in the geographic center of New York State and offer changing seasons and easy access to beautiful lakes, forests, and mountains, making it a perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Other assets include reasonable cost of living and housing prices, excellent schools, cultural amenities, and frequent sporting events. New York City, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. are only a few hours away by plane, train, or automobile.

Visit the library’s web site at for more information.



Required Qualifications:


To Apply:

Email a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments by November 30th, 2020 to  Please include three references.

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Library does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, gender dysphoria, marital status, family status, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, genetic information including predisposing genetic characteristics or carrier status, arrest or conviction record, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally protected class or status.

Posted 11/10

Anticipated Vacancy – Library Director III (January 2021) – Newburgh Free Library

Newburgh Free Library
124 Grand St,
Newburgh, NY 12550

Join the Newburgh Free Library in leading an anchor institution in the ongoing revitalization of the City of Newburgh by providing Information and Inspiration as we imagine a future of vital Connections with the people of our community.

The Newburgh Free Library is the Central Library of the Ramapo Catskill Library System, serving a community of 60,000 people encompassing the Towns of Newburgh and New Windsor and the City of Newburgh, overlooking the magnificent Hudson River. We are recognized as a vital civil institution, deeply involved in the creation and stimulation of a creative economy that is beginning to thrive.

The Newburgh Free Library envisions deeper partnerships with our richly multi-cultural and welcoming community and its neighborhoods and institutions. We have thrived since 1852 in a community that values education and diversity and values learning. Join us as we work to re-envision the Newburgh environs and revolutionize the way we work, play, and learn.

Job Description:

Skills and Attributes:

Minimum Qualifications:

Permanent appointment to the position is contingent upon the applicant’s placement and score on the City of Newburgh Civil Service list for Library Director III. Salary will be commensurate with experience, plus a complete benefit package and participation in NYS Retirement System.

To Apply:

Posted 10/26

Head of Children's Services – The Field Library 

The Field Library
4 Nelson Ave,
Peekskill, NY 10566

Under the direction of the Library Director, the Head of Children’s Services supervises children’s services staff, plans and implements programs and activities for children, provides reference and reader's advisory services, develops the children’s collection, assists patrons on the use of electronic and print resources and library technology, and creates publicity for children's programs and library events.

Essential Job Functions:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Minimum Qualifications:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Rosa Villa
HR Administrator 
The Field Library
4 Nelson Ave. Peekskill, NY 10566

This is a full-time position with benefits. Hiring range: $60,000 - $65,000 depending on qualifications. The Field Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Posted 10/26

Library Director – Patterson Library

Patterson Library
40 S Portage St, 
Westfield, NY 14787

Patterson Library is a privately endowed association library housed in a beautiful and well maintained 100-year-old building; it serves 5200 residents and numerous summer visitors.  Westfield, in Chautauqua County, is a charming village that is minutes from the shores of Lake Erie, is in proximity to the nationally renowned Chautauqua Institution, and to the town of Fredonia, home of SUNY at Fredonia.
The library is the cultural center of Westfield with one of the most dynamic library programs in Western New York. It offers extensive programming for children and teens, art gallery exhibitions and art classes, local history archives, and adult book and film discussion groups.
The Board of Trustees seeks a creative and energetic full-time library director with strong leadership ability to provide quality library service to residents of Westfield and the surrounding communities. The applicant must have a strong vision of how library services will be delivered in the future.

Duties Include:


Required Personal Abilities:

Salary & Benefits:

How to Apply:

Further Information:
A review of applications will commence on November 23, 2020 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful applicant should be prepared to start the position in early 2021. For further information contact us at

Posted 10/26

Children's Librarian – Lewisboro Library

Lewisboro Library
15 Main Street,
South Salem, NY 10590

The Lewisboro Library is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Children’s Librarian to join the team in our beautiful children’s room. The applicant should be a creative, energetic, and tech-savvy person with a positive attitude. This librarian is responsible for planning and developing a variety of children’s programs; collection development for print and e-content; reference; community outreach with various local organizations and reader’s advisory service for kids and their families. Knowledge of children’s and young adult literature required.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Lewisboro Library is located in northern Westchester County and is a member of the Westchester Library System. The library serves a community of approximately 12,000 people.

To Apply:

Email resume to library director Cynthia Rubino at or mail to:
Cynthia Rubino
Library Director Lewisboro Library
15 Main Street
PO Box 477
South Salem, NY 10590

Posted 10/21

Part-Time Library Assistant – Albany Public Library

Albany Public Library
161 Washington Ave,
Albany, NY 12210

Works together with other public service employees to provide quality information and customer services to customers of the Albany Public Library.  Library employees may be assigned other duties in addition to direct public service.

Job Description:

Required Skills and Abilities:  

Minimum Qualifications:  

The work schedule is Monday – Friday 20 hours per week. This position covers a leave of absence from October 2020 – March 2021. Your supervisor would be the Head of Central Branch Services. The salary $18.83 per hour or the current salary. 

Apply To: Marjorie K. Reinhart, Human Resources & Finance Manager, 161 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY  12210 to

Posted 10/21